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My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (1998)

Fact-based story about the controversial conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) for the murder of his wife in Cleveland. The story picks up with his conviction and concentrates on ... See full summary »

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Dr. Robert Sheppard
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Jonathan Kroeker ...
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Terry Gilbert
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Alisa
James B. Douglas ...
R.A. Sheppard
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Corrigan
Norma Edwards ...
Ethel Sheppard
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Fact-based story about the controversial conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) for the murder of his wife in Cleveland. The story picks up with his conviction and concentrates on his son's (Henry Czerny) efforts 40 years later to find evidence that his father was innocent of the crime. The story was the basis for the film and TV series of "The Fugitive". Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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17 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Death in the Shadows  »

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Despite the optimistic ending to this supposedly true account, a 2000 Ohio civil trial concluded that Sam Sheppard did in fact murder his wife. The trial is detailed in the nonfiction book "Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial" by Jack DeSario and William Mason. See more »

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Superb movie
7 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Excellent movie. Don't miss it. I have always liked Peter Strauss acting but this is the best I have seen of him. Henry Czerny, playing the role of Dr. Sheppard's son trying to vindicate his father's memory, played also a terrific role. Very human emotional and inspiring story about father and son relationship among tragedy. The plot and direction couldn't be better.


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